[OK] Cupcake the Fox Head by FoxySox Studios

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Cupcake
Instagram: sprinkled.fox

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, only with my self-made fursuit head. I’ve also had tails and paws before.

Informed Maker of Issues

No. I decided not to point out any
imperfections to her because it would have been fruitless.

Wear Time

5+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

Fox
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

500 USD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $500 and under.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

November 7, 2019

Buy/Commission Date
April 2018
Completion/Ship Date
October 2019
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Cupcake head in a toony style as a commission.

Photos of Completed Product

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4QSsv7p6Mc/?igshid=tn8nxxfwz9hb

HeadGives information about the head of the costume. If reviewing a set of ears, the answers would also go in this section.


Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

The head is a wonderful size, very breathable, wonderful vision, and everyone can hear me when I talk inside. I wish it would be a tad bit more snug on me but overall I’m pleased. The lining is soft and has good ventilation.

Appearance Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to look at with regard to material quality, design, how closely it matches the concept, etc.

Overall, it is very cute! The fur colors and other materials match perfectly to her design. The fabrics used are very soft and I can tell that they are of quality. The shaving on Cupcake is somewhat choppy but not bad enough to immediately notice. The symmetry of her mouth, mask, and eyes are a bit off due to the rush she was made in, but is overall good. The following eyes are wonderful, but I am a bit underwhelmed with the paint job. Her facial expression is a little too neutral but still cute. The head perfectly matches the concept art.

Special Attachments and Features Information about any special or unique features this piece has with regard to the reviewer's satisfaction of them.

The special feature on Cupcake is that she wears a skull mask. FoxySox did a really good job on keeping it overall even and did really good on the attached teeth. The fabric is soft minky. The mask is a permanent feature.

OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.


Product Satisfaction How satisfied the reviewer is with the overall look and feel of the costume in its entirety.

How was your concept art realized?

I am very satisfied with how it matches to my own art and design of Cupcake!

How well does everything fit together and match up?

The sewing on the inside is obviously rushed and there was unsewn sections on Cupcake’ s cheek tufts. The head is consistent with FoxySox’s style, albeit not her best work. The head fits great for me but a tad bit too big in the back. The back of the head points out somewhat awkwardly.

Overall Project Quality

I am overall pleased with it. The head meets lower than my expectations. I believe the head could be a bit better for the price I paid. I have paws and a tail from other makers and they match wonderfully with the head. I am weary about how long Cupcake will last due to her being rushed.

Purchase Process Details the interactions between the customer/reviewer and the maker of the item with regard to the buying process.

Initial Contact

It was very easy to contact her through messaging in Instagram. Her guidelines and standards were very easy to understand. I paid for Cupcake in full through PayPal.

Maker Response Time

Initially FoxySox was very diligent in responding. But then as the completion date came closer and closer, I would not hear anything from her for months at a time.

Maker Professionalism

If she were better with keeping contact with her customers, I’d say she’s fairly professional. FoxySox is friendly but she did not give me or any other customer an explanation on how late she was until customers and I banded together. Me and other customers had to reach out to her family to finally get a response.

Project Completion Time

I paid in full for Cupcake on April 15, 2018. FoxySox told me and it was also written in her TOS that it would take a year in queue and 2 weeks to complete and ship. I was left in the dark for months, I was answered in August 2019 that it’d be finished and shipped. I waited without further response until I gathered with other waiting angry customers. I finally received Cupcake a week ago from today. I was very grateful that FoxySox paid for shipping and had included insured tracking.

Rating

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Final Comments

I wish the first time ordering my first fursuit head wasn’t so much of a hassle, but I am grateful for having an overall good ending. I continue to keep in contact with other people who have commissioned her to make sure everyone has been refunded or given their fursuits, finished or not. In general, FoxySox comes off to me as a very hard working, nice, and passionate lady. I feel that she has bitten off way more than she could chew, but I’m relieved to see that she’s catching up to everyone she left hanging. FoxySox has stated that after she is finished refunding current customers and shipping off fursuits, she will discontinue accepting fursuit commissions. I am hopeful she will at least make premade fursuits after a long break because she has an amazing talent and has been creating suits for so many years. If none of this mess had happened, I would totally recommend FoxySox Studios. However, due to her negligence to update patient customers, I wouldn’t recommend or work with her again. I may purchase a finished premade from her but I’d never commission her again.


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